Hurricane Sandy http://wamc.org en Cuomo, VP Biden Meet On Infrastructure Rebuilding Plans http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-vp-biden-meet-infrastructure-rebuilding-plans <p>Governor Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016, if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run, but they had nothing but praise for one another. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York State received $6 billion dollars in federal aid after </span>Superstorm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sandy, and Governor Cuomo invited Vice President Joe Biden to the State Capitol, to show him how he’s spending the money.</span></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 81387 at http://wamc.org Cuomo, VP Biden Meet On Infrastructure Rebuilding Plans A Rockland Town Is Better Prepared One Year After Hurricane Sandy http://wamc.org/post/rockland-town-better-prepared-one-year-after-hurricane-sandy <p>Elected, labor and utility officials in Rockland County today marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, saying the area is better prepared to handle a devastating storm. They announced an agreement with local labor they say should prevent a repeat of one of the major problems.</p><p>They stood on a residential street in New City, in the Town of Clarkstown, New York state Senator David Carlucci among them.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 76615 at http://wamc.org A Rockland Town Is Better Prepared One Year After Hurricane Sandy A Look Back At 'Superstorm' Sandy... http://wamc.org/post/look-back-superstorm-sandy <p></p><p>One year ago, Hurricane Sandy devastated the Eastern Seaboard with high winds, heavy rain and a storm surge of more than 13 feet, claiming 44 lives and displacing thousands. The Superstorm turned the greatest city in the world into a city of darkness and called new attention to climate change.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:37:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 76575 at http://wamc.org A Look Back At 'Superstorm' Sandy... NY After The Storms: Planning For The Next One http://wamc.org/post/ny-after-storms-planning-next-one <p></p><p>One year ago, New Yorkers were bracing for Superstorm Sandy - today, state government officials are gathered in Albany to compare notes on the response and brainstorm about plans to respond to future crises and calamities.</p><p>Many struggle to recover one year after Superstorm Sandy.&nbsp; Republican New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez says many of his constituents are still reeling from the one-two punch of Irene and Lee - along with others in his district impacted by Sandy.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:17:07 +0000 Dave Lucas 76480 at http://wamc.org NY After The Storms: Planning For The Next One U.S. Department Awards Grants For Hurricane Sandy Research http://wamc.org/post/us-department-awards-grants-hurricane-sandy-research <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants for Hurricane Sandy recovery research.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:45:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 76200 at http://wamc.org U.S. Department Awards Grants For Hurricane Sandy Research Governor Cuomo Visits Rockland Town As Part of NY Rising http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomo-visits-rockland-town-part-ny-rising <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in the Hudson Valley this afternoon, his second stop of the day in communities that qualify for funding for recovery and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Lee, and Hurricane Irene under a new state program.</p><p>Governor Cuomo visited Stony Point, hit hard by storms before and after the bruising Hurricane Sandy last October. He says it is inarguable that we are living amid a new weather pattern.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 01:22:35 +0000 Allison Dunne 72900 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo Visits Rockland Town As Part of NY Rising NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-settles-hudson-valley-gas-station-retailer <p>New York’s attorney general says he has reached a settlement with a Hudson Valley gas retailer in the wake of price-gouging allegations after Hurricane Sandy.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:14:02 +0000 Allison Dunne 69949 at http://wamc.org NY AG Settles With Hudson Valley Gas Station Retailer Phone Company Pushing Wireless Over Copper Line http://wamc.org/post/phone-company-pushing-wireless-over-copper-line <p>The New York state Public Service Commission has approved a plan by Verizon to eliminate its landline service on western Fire Island off the south shore of Long Island. Critics fear the move seals the fate of the old copper line system.</p><p>The telephone has been immortalized in story and song, woven deep into the tapesty of 20th century social culture... but this is the 21st century, and some fear the landline is going the way of carburetors and VHS tapes.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:20:33 +0000 Dave Lucas 66072 at http://wamc.org Phone Company Pushing Wireless Over Copper Line NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy http://wamc.org/post/nys-attorney-general-settles-additional-gas-stations-after-sandy <p>The New York State attorney general has settled with five gas stations, including three in the Hudson Valley, over price gouging allegations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 02:40:11 +0000 Allison Dunne 65780 at http://wamc.org NY's Attorney General Settles With Additional Gas Stations After Sandy NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases http://wamc.org/post/nys-attorney-general-announces-post-sandy-price-gouging-cases <p>The New York State attorney general is suing four gas stations in and around New York City, alleging price gouging in the days following Hurricane Sandy. He also announced settlements with a few dozen others, including stations in the Hudson Valley.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 01:52:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 63762 at http://wamc.org NYS Attorney General Announces Post-Sandy Price Gouging Cases